In a sense of serene and slighty bouncy joy I wrote a big update of how far the Kickstarter had come in just a week.
Short version, main book more than adequately funded, two stretch goals funded with more on the way! 🙂
In other news I did an interview with Dan Davenport of RPG.net chat, in which Dan expertly extracted a very good overview of the game despite me being numb with fatigue at 2-3 in the morning!
In the small wee hours Stretch Goal 2, Defenders of the Dragon Empire a chapter about wuxia characters, funded.
Now its onwards and upwards towards Stretch Goal 6 which is the book of five adventures The Ministry of Thunder. On the way are Stretch Goals 3-5 which are smaller adventures and articles called “Mini Monkeys”. These are going to be released as standlone pdfs after the campaign, but backers get them before general release and if all eight which I have planed fund they will get a collected version called the “Monkey Companion” which Brass Monkey and up will get as a POD version. Also a couple of Add ons have been added for those of you who want to help the campaign fund and get another one of our story games at a discounted price.
This means to date:
- Basic Goal Main rulebook, with new art, new content and revised rules.FUNDED!
- Stretch Goal 1 If you see Buddha on the Road, new adventure in the book and as the basis to a Quick Start Booklet. FUNDED!
- Stretch Goal 2 Defenders of the Dragon Empire, chapter in the main rulebook about mortal characters FUNDED!
Today I’m going to be pushing publishing the campaign. I’ve got a few interviews to catch up with and at 1:30 GMT/7:30 Central time i’m on RPG.nets IRC chat channel with the lovely Dan Davenport, chatting to one and all about the Monkey the 2nd Incarnation.
So today onwards and upwards! I’m hoping to see the Mini-Monkey Goal of the 8 Immortals fund today and add this popular group of wandering Taoist deities to the game :).
As I had expected we are but 4 (average pledges) away from Stretch Goal 2 (Defenders of the Dragon Empire being achieved). About £84 at time of writing, which is about four average backers.
Once that’s out of the way its the book of Adventures , The Ministry of Thunder, and a series of mini-goals (or Mini-Monkeys). before we get there. I shall reveal more when I’ve got breakfast and the school run out of the way (so about 11 GMT time).
But come on Monkey fans, we can do it lets hit Stretch Goal 2 and get some mortal Wuxia kickass action baked into Monkey the 2nd Incarnation 🙂
Good Morning! Monkey Manics!
Things have slowed down yesterday, because people do stuff away from t’internets at weekends I hear, but we are still on track for hitting Stretch Goal 2 Defenders of the Dragon Empire very soon. At time of posting we’re just under £300* away from adding Mortal Wuxia heroes to the world of Monkey.
We also hit the most fortunate number of 8 Golden Monkey’s yesterday. These are the Monkey Manics who have gone in at the high-end pledge, a significant and most welcome contribution to the funding.
I also notice that in the split of backers there’s a large number of Brass Monkeys. To be honest I didn’t expect that at this stage, I put level in so that it was there for later when we had reached the stage of stretch goal standalone books, so people could up grade their pledges to get everything in print. But so many people have put their faith (and money) in the campaign that it’s a significant number. It influenced my decision to make the extra adventure the basis of a separate Quickstart book, which as well as PDF will be available in print. Also because of this that Stretch Goal 3 will be the book of adventures, the Ministry of Thunder a collection of Five Adventures that make up a tale of an immortal detective agency actions on Earth chasing supernatural villains
- Read the preview on Day 12 of 23 Days of Monkey
I’ve also thought up a series of 8 mini-stretch goals, fun little things that I’m calling ‘Monkey Nuts’ 🙂 These are small adventures/encounters/articles that I plan to release as standalone pdfs, to keep interest in the game post release on DriveThruRPG.com as promotional material. We’ll this way Backers will get to see them first ,as they are completed rather than the drip-drip release schedule that non-backers will get them, and if all 8 fund they will get them as pdf/print collection. As stretch goals they will break up the long lonely drives between the bigger more expensive stretch goals.
If you’ve backed thanks for your contribution – things are looking up on the campaign with lots of exciting material to be unlocked soon 🙂
If you’ve not backed and are sitting on the fence, jump off and get pledging. Help us hit those stretch goals and get me committed to producing the extra stuff straight after the main rulebook is done.
Here’s to a good day of funding!
*which in percentage terms is about 70% towards the goal or 15 backers at the average pledge (which is about £20 or so the KS tells me) or 3 (all Golden Monkeys) to 17 (all Little Monkeys)
Its Saturday morning, and Day 4 of the Monkey 2nd Incarnation Kickstarter and this is where we stand.
The basic goal of the new edition with streamlined rules and new art by the likes of, Peter Frain, Daniel Barker and a new cover by Jon Hodgson FUNDED! (within 16 hours on the first day!)
Stretch Goal One: If you see Buddha on the Road, an extra adventure in the main rule book and the basis of a Quick Start booklet FUNDED!
Currently we are funding Stretch Goal Two: Defenders of the Dragon Empire as a chapter in main rule book that deals with how to create and play mortal heroines and heroes in the game, and we are just under 50% towards being Funded..
If you’ve backed it tell your friends. The bigger this gets the more stretch goals with new content we can fund.
If you’ve not backed, but are curious about what this game is about, please click the link below and read on….